From dancing WITH the stars to adventuring AMONG the stars, here are your top entertainment headlines.
DWTS Back on ABC
The competition show Dancing With the Stars has been greenlit for its 32nd season, but after just one exclusive run on Disney+, the series is set to make a return to ABC.
While representatives for Disney declined to comment on the show's return to terrestrial television, the idea is that the move is in response, at least in part, to the Writer's Guild of America (WGA) strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), according to Variety.
With scripted television shows hanging in the balance as the two sides wrangle over a contract, the expectation is that reality TV will once again be on the rise.
A previous strike that began in late 2007 and lasted until February 2008 was responsible for a reality boom in the late-2000s.
The DWTS move to streaming had led to an expected drop to about 44.5 million households, with fewer people having access to the streaming platform, compared to the 120 million households that had the show on ABC.
Late Night Sticks With Writers
Speaking of ABC and other major networks like CBS, Comedy Central, and NBC, their typical late night programming won't be fresh for the time being.
Hosts like Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, and Jimmy Kimmel are standing in solidarity with the WGA and will not air new episodes as its writers play integral roles on their shows as well.
So what can viewers expect in the meantime? Networks are planning to air repeats. Fox News, meanwhile, will continue to produce new episodes of Greg Gutfeld's panel program, according to Variety.
It is unclear how long shows will be off the air. In the previous situation, the shows went dark for two months. Some hosts, like Jay Leno, David Letterman, and Kimmel, were able to either negotiate their own deals with the WGA or produced their own content without writing rooms.
Guardians Box Office Hopes
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is expected to knock The Super Mario Bros. Movie from its perch at the top of the box office this weekend, after a four-week run for the video game plumber.
The third and final installment of the Guardians franchise is expected to rake in $120 million, which would make it the second-most successful opening weekend for all three films in the series. The 2017 sequel was able to ring up $146 million for its premiere.
The latest MCU flick is also being predicted to add between $130 million and $140 million from its global box office take.